Starzplay Announces Acquisition Of Upcoming BATMAN Prequel Series PENNYWORTH For Key European And Latin American Territories
The Highly Anticipated Series Will Premiere on STARZPLAY this Fall
STARZPLAY, the premium streaming service from Starz, announced today that it has acquired the highly-anticipated drama series “Pennyworth” for the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Latin America.
From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the DC origin series “Pennyworth” follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon – The Imitation Game), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge – “Our Girl,” “Reign,” “Fleabag”), who’s not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father. In addition to Bannon and Aldridge, the series stars Emma Paetz (“Gentleman Jack”), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (“Eastenders”), Ryan Fletcher (“Outlander”), and Dorothy Atkinson (“Hanna,” “Harlots,” “Call the Midwife”), with Paloma Faith (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, the 10-episode drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is executive produced by Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI” series). The series is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
“Pennyworth” is the most recent high-profile acquisition for the STARZPLAY platform with a portfolio that includes the anthology series “The Act,” the award-winning spy thriller “Killing Eve” and “Catch-22” in key territories.
The STARZPLAY premium streaming service is available on the Apple TV app, Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media, giving subscribers access to acclaimed series like “Mr. Mercedes”, “Deadly Class” and the anthology series “The Act” along with its growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the U.S., including “The Spanish Princess” and “Vida” and hit movies like Watchmen and Hacksaw Ridge.
Subscribers to the STARZPLAY channel on the Apple TV App can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favorite shows and movies available through STARZPLAY, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs.
STARZPLAY is available via the Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/channels.
Virgin TV customers who add the STARZPLAY subscription to their package will soon be able to view the content by pressing Home on their V6 remote control and then clicking On Demand followed by Box Sets.
Starz, a Lionsgate Company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), continues to grow its global footprint with its ongoing expansion of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform in a growing number of territories. The STARZPLAY premium streaming service gives subscribers the opportunity to watch STARZ premium content all in one place, with future STARZ Originals airing exclusively on STARZPLAY day-and-date with the US. Available through global digital streaming services, multichannel video distributors, telecommunications companies and other online and digital platforms, STARZPLAY offers subscribers access to STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other curated popular programming targeted to a global audience. STARZPLAY is currently available across Europe and Latin America on Apple TV, in the UK and Germany on Amazon Prime Video Channels, in the UK on Virgin Media, in Spain on Orange and Vodafone and as STARZ in Canada in partnership with Bell Media.